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Quantitative Analyst

Quantitative Analyst

Job Title: Quantitative Analyst
Location: Gauteng
Industry:
Salary: 450000.00
Reference: JN -062017-8820
Job Published: June 26, 2017 14:03

Job Description

Job Specification Document – Quantitative Analyst/Financial Modeller
Job Details
Role Title:         Quantitative Analyst/Financial Modeller
Department:      Business Decision Support – Analytics and Modelling
Criteria and Experience
Mathematical/Analytical B.Sc. degree or B.Com Informatics degree with:
-  3 years experience in an analytical and modelling position (preferably in the banking sector)
OR
- Less than 3 years experience in an analytical and modelling position with a strong academic performance at university level
Core Technical Skills
Essential – must possess the following skills
Quantitative and analytical skills
Financial modelling skills
SAS programming preferable but background in another programming language would be considered
Ability to understand requirements from business and have a good understanding of business in general
Ability to do trend analyses, sensitivity analyses and build scenarios
Able to understand interrelatedness of numbers within a model
Good interpretation skills
Advanced Excel knowledge
Personal Attributes
Hard working self-starter who takes initiative
Thorough (Attention to detail)
Professionalism
Business Savvy
Ability to present and communicate findings to business in a clear and understandable manner
Common sense and ability to interact with the business to ask the right questions for models to be built
Core Business Objectives
Building models required for the business to guide business, including financial, decisions
Perform analysis for business to give them a better understanding of relevant data/trends/behaviour
Understand general commercial principles so that sound and well designed models can be built
Pro-active in suggesting for opportunities as well as making analytical observations on any aspect that would be beneficial to business

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